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Amended child support bill passes Legislature

OLYMPIA — Obeying federal requirements to make state law conform to an international treaty on child support is forcing a special session in Idaho. But on Friday, legislation that allows Washington to meet those requirements was signed into law with little fanfare.

Inslee signs bills to ease liquor laws, ban powdered alcohol

OLYMPIA — With several strokes of the governor’s pen, Washington’s liquor laws were loosened up Thursday, allowing bars to offer small samples of beer and wine, grocery stores to sell large bottles of beer and cider, distilleries to serve mixers with their samples and wineries to offer private wine-tasting events at other locations.